Tuesday, November 18, 2014

WOW today I have a project on STENCIL GIRL TALK!!!!!! 
Don't miss it then come back and check out what else I am doing with the same stencils!
http://www.stencilgirltalk.com/

Just coloring faces


Spray painted face

Hamish is watching today.
I started coloring this morning and now lets look at the details
When I color I layer  and layer and layer with the same color first ,then I layer in shadow (greys 0r complimentary colors). If you do not like lines color each layer in a different direction. Horizontal, vertical  and diagonal.



This pic is clearer


Layering for more depth by outline then refill the center.

Doing her eyes

It needed more texture down the dark side....more more more!



SO FAR........

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Faces with stencils

There are no rules with stencils. you can flip them and use any part. Here is the face I am using for the next week or so. It is a two part stencil from StencilGirl

I started over the exsiting background with charcoal pencil
Someone is always watching me..........
If this were a less complicated pattern I could stop right here
 I always draw over everything again



MORE tomorrow!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Adding spray paint faces


a variety of ways to adding spray paint faces
lots of back pattern here will require at least another spary

on a plainish page a simple spray

Prints of the stencils

spray over a crazier page

spraying over on a plain page then cover with the previous page for a print
Let everything dry come back tomorrow for more!

Friday, November 14, 2014

The beginning of a page............

This was a print I took from the stencil. (StencilGirl) I used the stencil initially with spray paint and dye spray on a piece of art and while it was still sticky and wet I laid it onto a clean piece of paper and made a print.
I let it dry for a day and then sprayed the print with a dye spray (Dylusions)

Buffing away the excess ink you can see the way the ink stains the spray paint layer and still leaves a bit of the ivory showing through

Let this dry well. Tomorrow we start to layer a face!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

This coming weekend

I will be showing you some journal pages I did following a project.....leftovers really
These are prints from wet stencils

over the next couple of days I will show you how they start a bunch of new pages.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

NOT this Sunday....Sorry!

Sorry Gang I have to cancel this weekends Visual Journal Class. I will keep you posted and we will try again in November!

Friday, October 10, 2014

New/Old altered book on the Secret Blog

If you are a Secret Blogger go check out this old Altered Book.....If you need directions back to the Secret Blog just comment below and I will get you hooked up!


Monday, October 6, 2014

Pumpkins!

OK I know I should have used these stamps by now! I do not buy clear stamps normally but the designs were so good on this set I had to get them. This has to be 3 years ago (or MORE)
I must use them!!!!!!!! I think I will in a halloween altered book that I have....somewhere!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

SECRET BLOG goes on!

Well I think I am ready to get back on the daily art horse.
Thanks to you all!!!!!! Yout have stuck with me through it all.
It has been a long year and I am still in the grieving process but I feel like I need to get back to it!
So all of you that are in my secret blogs ....you are still in for as long as I do them! If you paid for the blogs and have lost your way and cannot remember how to get there message me here and I will set you up again. You need to give me the email you use and then bookmark the blog.

For those that never joined now is the time to jump on board! I believe I am going to make these blogs go for another year at least and once you join you are in forever.

I will be posting pictures of Altered books from the past 10 years over the next few days then we get back to doodling  every day..... new stencil pages and gelli plate cards.........
Later I am going to show you all the dollhouse we will be working on and more.
Stay tuned in...........

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Learn to make a journal this Sunday at SAS

Sunday Sept 21 2014 at noon.....Join me for Fall journal making Only $5.......Bring scissors and a big needle  Buy at least one piece of paper ....we will show you what kind......I will bring thread and other stuff. We will make a couple of styles!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Going through some of the piles of Altered books and journals, I am putting pages up on the secret blog. I hope those of you that have access to the SECRET BLOG can go take a peek. If you have lost your way to the secret blog  email me oor message me on Facebook
maryjomcgraw@aol.com

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

CHRIS COZEN

Chris Cozen is heading back to Spokane Art Supply this October. Chris is such an awesome teacher I do not want anyone to miss it if you are in the Spokane Area!

to sign up  chris cozen   or call today 509-327-6622


check out Chris' BLOG at   http://chriscozenartist.typepad.com/


Sunday, August 24, 2014

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

A few of the techniques we will investigate on my visit to Art & Soul August 16th!

Call the store TODAY if you want to get in on it....just a few spots left in each class!
360-357-6820
Mini Collage cards





Building Textures class












Zendoodle your stamps